Provided by: pilot-link_0.12.5-2ubuntu1_i386
pilot-getrom - Retrieves the ROM image from your Palm device for use in
pilot-getrom [-p|--port <port>] [--version] [-?|--help] [--usage]
[-q|--quiet] [-t|--token token] [-s|--sysinfo] [--ram] [--rom]
pilot-getrom is used to fetch the ROM from your Palm handheld for use
in debugging Palm applications through the use of POSE, the Palm OS
Note, because pilot-getrom uses the low-level RPC protocol to fetch the
ROM image, and the new OS5 devices do not use this protocol, you
currently cannot fetch an OS5 ROM image using this utility. This will
be updated in a future release to handle fetching OS5 ROM images, using
the debugger protocol.
A ROM token to read (i.e. snum)
Write the ROM image to the file named by <filename>. If this is
omitted, the filename will be written out as the rom version name as
follows: ’ pilot-$VERSION.rom ’, where an OS 3.5 image would be
written as the filename of ’pilot-3.5.0.rom’.
Use device file <port> to communicate with the Palm handheld. If this
is not specified, pilot-getrom will look for the $PILOTPORT environment
variable. If neither are found or supplied, pilot-getrom will print
the usage information.
Suppress ’Hit HotSync button’ message
Display version of pilot-getrom and exit without connecting.
Display the help synopsis for pilot-getrom and exit without connecting.
Display a brief usage message and exit without connecting.
Connect to a target Palm handheld and fetch the ROM for use in
debugging Palm applications through the use of POSE, the Palm OS
Emulator or with the CoPilot application (deprecated).
Warning: Please completely back up your Palm before using this
program! The developers of pilot-link are not responsible for any data
loss that may occur from the use of this application.
Use of this program MAY place you in violation of your license
agreement with Palmsource, Inc. or other OEM partners. Please read your
Palm documentation (specifically the "Software License Agreement")
before running this program.
pilot-getrom was originally written by Kenneth Albanowski.
This manual page was converted to XML by Neil Williams
pilot-getrom does not work with OS5 devices as yet, due to changes in
the architecture and design of the Palm HotSync protocol and file type
changes from m68k to ARM. Other than that, pilot-getrom has no known
bugs at this time.
We have an online bug tracker. Using this is the only way to ensure
that your bugs are recorded and that we can track them until they are
resolved or closed. Reporting bugs via email, while easy, is not very
useful in terms of accountability. Please point your browser to
http://bugs.pilot-link.org: http://bugs.pilot-link.org and report your
bugs and issues there.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the
Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your
option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU
General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc.,
51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA.
pilot-getram (1), pilot-link(7).